Sunday, April 09, 2006

KOM Pavilion at COMEX

Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM) will for the third year running sponsor COMEX (, Oman’s annual flagship ICT exhibition. A KOM Pavilion will be staged at the Oman International Exhibition Centre from 26 to 30 April 2006.

If you’re looking for ways on how to collaborate with firms on KOM; or to find out about e-gaming; web design and web based services; call centres; software design in logistics, education, HRD; oil and gas or manufacturing, then perhaps you should visit the companies exhibiting on the KOM Pavilion. As a sponsor of the four-day event and with a growing modern hi-tech community of over 35 tenants, KOM is gaining momentum as it consolidates its position as one of the Gulf’s leading technology parks.

“We’re totally committed to enhancing KOM’s position and we’re actively seeking opportunities to raise the national and international profile of our tenant community,” commented Mohammed al Maskari, KOM’s Acting Director General. Al Maskari announced that KOM tenants will present a series of technology briefings at COMEX. The briefings will showcase Information and Communications Technology products, services and applications. The briefings will provide an opportunity to hear about developing technologies and their applications.

“Through participating in COMEX, KOM is offered an opportunity to showcase its achievements in the ICT field, and the Government's determination to develop the Sultanate as a leading digital centre in the 21st century,” said Ibtisam al Faruji of KOM’s Marketing Team. “The exhibition is also a golden opportunity for us to reach audiences we may not ordinarily have access to,” remarked Al Maskari.

Karim Rahemtulla (pictured), MD of Infocomm Group ( and one of the Tech Park’s anchor international tenants said: “Our participation on KOM’s Pavilion at COMEX gives us an unique opportunity to show case our innovative range of technology enabled solutions and services to both the business and consumer communities. In fact, we’ve found the event to be the ideal pre-launch pad for some of our services and solutions where we get invaluable feedback from business and the general public. It’s also an excellent networking event that produces new business relationships.”

According to Al Maskari “KOM has several overlapping target groups, we cater for start-ups, SMEs and blue chip multinationals. This year, four companies from the Park’s incubator program – The Knowledge Mine (TKM) – will participate at on the KOM Pavilion.” The Park’s incubator facility has been established for entrepreneurs and/or researchers who seek to establish technology start-up companies. In basic terms, TKM’s facilities are aimed at stimulating and supporting start-ups who are upgrading or developing new technologies, products or services. “TKM offers start-ups support through: high-quality, low-cost office space and technical, business and administrative mentoring services. TKM’s mentor program is supported by Ernst & Young; KPMG; Towers & Hamlins; and Intilaqaah. We’re very excited about the participation of TKM’s eBrain; Sohar Soft; R&D; and Seeb Systems, these are smart start-ups that are beginning to make their mark in the domestic and regional IT market,” commented Al Faruji.